Bobbin or pillow lace is a very old art which has almost died out except for a few regions of Europe, where lacemakers still carry on a small cottage industry or simply work for their own pleasure. Its decline due to the invention of lacemaking machines and a change in fashions, but now, like so many handcrafts, it is having a revival.
Although it looks difficult, it is really easy to learn and relaxing to do. Furthermore, it does not require expensive equipment- just a pillow, bobbins, and pins to hold the interlacing threads in place as the lacemaker follows the pattern.
The instructions in this book are clear, fully illustrated, and quite practical for a beginner. The lessons progress from simple to more advanced as the reader gains practice and confidence.